Thanks to Project Rungay, I discovered designer John Galliano used comedian Charlie Chaplin as chief inspiration for the staging of his latest menswear show. It started with a model in Charlie Chaplin drag popping out of a clock reminiscent of the one from Modern Times while a sound excerpt from another Chaplin film, The Great Dictator, played.  Then as the dance beats took over various Chaplins paraded down the catwalk joined by Buster Keaton and maybe Max Linder. Eventually recognizable icons gave way to pretty boys who looked like they had escaped from a German Expressionist film via a late 80s night club. I’m not sure the show was cohesive in styling or even in its references, but it is a curiosity to watch as you can see below.

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